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Harvard Historical Studies 150

To Exercise Our Talents

The Democratization of Writing in Britain

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674021778

Publication Date: 04/15/2006


400 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Harvard Historical Studies


  • Introduction: Literary History from Below
  • 1. Middlemen, Markets, and Literary Advice
  • 2. A Chance to Exercise Our Talents
  • 3. Fiction and the Writing Public
  • 4. In My Own Language about My Own People
  • 5. Class, Patronage, and Literary Tradition
  • 6. People’s Writing and the People’s War
  • 7. The Logic of Our Times
  • 8. Popular Writing after the War
  • Conclusion: On or about the End of the Chatterley Ban
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Manuscripts and Archives Consulted
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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